114 votes

Former employee indirectly poaching engineering talent

Is there any way to address this Sure: treat your employees well and they will stay regardless of what conference they attend. Treat them badly and they will leave. nearly all of them citing pay ...
user avatar
  • 93k
82 votes

How do I ask for a demotion?

Bring it up to your boss! (Again!) Each of you of course have different concerns and angles – he has a team to run, and you're about to have a baby – but the two of you have got to communicate. ...
user avatar
72 votes

What do you put for company location on a resume/job application in this scenario?

I've never put the location of companies on my CV, and I don't often see it on other people's. Why not just leave it off and avoid the whole problem?
user avatar
  • 12.1k
63 votes

Former employee indirectly poaching engineering talent

The only thing to address is your current company's practices. These all come from your original post: Ace engineer "was screwed over hard (promised a promotion and raise; just got the new ...
user avatar
  • 67.7k
62 votes

How do I ask for a demotion?

Create a succession plan It’s great your boss is willing to be so flexible. Try to use this flexibility to plan a solution that will meet both your needs. Day-to-day management of 24 reports can be ...
user avatar
  • 734
56 votes

What do you put for company location on a resume/job application in this scenario?

Since you worked at both locations, just list them both: since 2015: Frobnicator at Foo Corp. Locations: City A, City B, work from home.
user avatar
  • 3,695
55 votes

Do I have to change my job if everyone else is quitting for better pay, or is there another way?

I think you should ask your manager. You could ask precisely the subject line of this question: Do I have to change my job if everyone else is quitting for better pay, or is there another way? Or a ...
user avatar
55 votes

How to find motivation to keep applying to jobs after being rejected

I feel your pain, I have been there, too. When I moved abroad I had to find a new job, starting from scratch, and I had to learn the ropes in the new reality. It took me 6 months of rejections before ...
user avatar
  • 11.8k
52 votes

Applying for work when on "personal development plan"?

Before taking any rash decisions or listening too much to the advice here I think it's really important to find out what exactly this "PDP" means in this case. The term I hear more often ...
user avatar
  • 10.8k
47 votes

Former employee indirectly poaching engineering talent

From what you've posted, your company is sounding suspiciously like a "burakku kigyō". (A Japanese term that translates to "black company". ) And the companies use threats, ...
user avatar
44 votes

How do I politely tell my former manager I no longer work for her?

IMHO, the only thing you can do now, is to limit your communications to traceable media only And replying to every one of them with referral to your manager, stating that your workload is not allowing ...
user avatar
  • 12.6k
42 votes
Accepted

How do I create a LinkedIn account without my employer knowing?

Don't overthink this. Plenty of people get LinkedIn accounts for reasons other than job hunting. Also HR departments have far more to do than go round checking to see if someone in their organization ...
user avatar
  • 73.9k
42 votes

Former employee indirectly poaching engineering talent

Is there any way to address this without having to loop in the legal team? No. And it's extremely unlikely the legal team could do anything either. Hosting former coworkers for lunch, and connecting ...
user avatar
29 votes

Applying for job at company where former manager just started working, will I be seen as riding their coattails?

I also don't want to be perceived, ... as riding around on his coattails. No one cares. You are overthinking this. If you are interested in the job (manager or not) just apply. You can use your old ...
user avatar
  • 93k
29 votes

How do I politely tell my former manager I no longer work for her?

That's some mad trolling skills... "Yesterday I had to ask if she had asked the right questions for a potential client." Why did you respond at all? What stopped you from just referring her ...
user avatar
  • 8,548
27 votes
Accepted

My former boss keeps looking at my Linkedin profile, what to do?

Ignore it. Linkedin profiles are meant to be looked at. He's not doing anything wrong. The only problem is it's effect on you, and that wouldn't happen if you ignored it. Unless you are actively ...
user avatar
  • 73.9k
27 votes

Former employee indirectly poaching engineering talent

I mostly agree with the other answers, but in the spirit of giving some constructive ways out of your companies misery: Pay fair wages. Not "barely enough so underinformed yokels don't leave&...
user avatar
  • 115k
26 votes

Do I have to change my job if everyone else is quitting for better pay, or is there another way?

Leaving doesn’t make you a jerk. HR might want you to think that, but employees leaving is perfectly normal. Also, holding onto developers for two years on average is pretty good, especially in this ...
user avatar
24 votes

Applying for work when on "personal development plan"?

Say something which is the truth, but not necessarily the whole truth. Depending on your circumstances, some combination of the following may work: I realised I was more interested in [industry X] ...
user avatar
21 votes

How to find motivation to keep applying to jobs after being rejected

I have had a lot of trouble getting a permanent job that uses my degree. I find applying for jobs unpleasant and stressful. Sometimes I spend a couple days writing a custom cover letter and resume, ...
user avatar
19 votes

How do I ask for a demotion?

I would do this quite simply: "Hey boss, since our last meeting I have thought a lot on my immediate future. I have come to the conclusion that it makes most sense for me to go back to my project ...
user avatar
  • 8,307
19 votes

How to correctly leave your company

You resign giving whatever notice is required by your contract/law or whatever is customary for your job. You professionally work your notice period, doing whatever you are directed by your manager to ...
user avatar
18 votes
Accepted

Dealing with racism and bullying as an immigrant

Not a minority, but someone with autism and wound up in a VERY bad situation, where they used it against me. GET OUT, GET OUT ASAP! Don't take a break, look. You don't want to spend a minute more ...
user avatar
17 votes

How do I create a LinkedIn account without my employer knowing?

Almost EVERYONE has a LinkedIn profile. Your boss has one, your co-worker have one, your CEO probably has one, heck even Bill Gates has one. https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamhgates/ Look up what ...
user avatar
  • 93k
17 votes
Accepted

I received offer proposal but not offer letter yet due to winter holidays. Should I resign now?

No, never resign until you have a formal, signed offer from your new employer. See many, many questions on this site for times it's gone wrong. he told me that he would be marking DOJ(Date of Joining)...
user avatar
17 votes

Should I take the job offer or negotiate with my current employer?

Just take the higher offer and resign your current position. In my experience "negotiating" a higher salary when you have a competitive offer rarely works well especially in the long term. ...
user avatar
  • 7,612
16 votes

How do I ask for a demotion?

If you don't want people to argue, stop giving reasons One thing I've found is that the more reasons you give for a decision, the more leverage you give someone who doesn't agree with that decision to ...
user avatar
  • 6,514
16 votes

Ethics of hiring interns for my team when I am looking for a new job?

Option 4, look after the best interests of the company. Until you have accepted a job offer you should continue to act in the best interest of the company which is to continue with the practice of ...
user avatar
  • 1,032
16 votes

Can I make a career at my current job?

Something feels off. Yes. You tried multiple times to advance and you were denied every single time. It would helpful to find out WHY you were denied. If you have a somewhat reasonable boss, you can ...
user avatar
  • 93k
15 votes
Accepted

Negotiating a starting date (one week)

they would like me to stay an additional week (till the 20th) to finish up some things. Of course, they would like you to, but is it really necessary? You are given them already a really generous ...
user avatar
  • 93k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible